Chief of Police, Carl Povilaitis Releases Statement Regarding George Floyd

Post Date:05/31/2020 4:32 AM

A Statement from Carl Povilaitis, Chief of Police:

636721753529530000Any loss of life is tragic, and our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Mr. George Floyd. We share the pain and frustration stemming from this incident.

It is every police department’s responsibility to protect the lives of the community we are sworn to serve and to honor the principles of democracy upon which this country was founded. The Glendale Police Department recognizes and respects the value of all human life and dignity without prejudice to anyone.

As the Chief of Police, it is my responsibility to shape and guide the department well before a potentially “critical” incident occurs.  The men and women of the Glendale Police Department are committed to continually learning and adapting to provide the highest level of service to our community. The actions during the arrest in Minneapolis are not consistent with the Glendale Police Department’s training, expectations, and culture.  

We do not take for granted the trust and support of our community; maintaining that trust is something that we work towards each and every day. It has always been and will be the mission of the entire department to protect all people of Glendale. Regardless of the situation, we will continue to enhance relationships in our community and perform our critical functions.




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